How hard is it to find a job in fieldwork?

asked 2015-11-07 02:15:11 -0400

I'm currently in high school, and I want to become a linguist in the future, especially documenting languages and reviving them. My dream college is UC Berkeley since they have a nice linguistics department and a graduate program. However, my parents think I'm not doing the right decision and think that I won't find any jobs in the linguistics field. I don't really want to become a translator or some kind of ESL teacher, mostly language documentation. I am especially interested in Native American languages.

So how hard is it to become a professional documenter?

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